Bennetts Hill for City and Provincial Securities
Complete fit out including interior design, project management, fit out and electrical.
City Centre, Birmingham
An original Victorian fireplace and parquet flooring were uncovered and restored during the city centre project in Birmingham. The discoveries were made by our team when removing plaster on an old wall and old floor coverings during the refurbishment project in Bennetts Hill. The fireplace dating from the late 1800s was restored to its former glory and we sourced a replacement fire grate to complete the period feature.
The eight-week modernisation project was completed on behalf of new clients City and Provincial Securities. C&PS is a property based private equity business with a strong trading record since 1996.
The work incorporated a complete fit out of two floors, including a new kitchen and toilets, air conditioning, electrics, building and redecorating work. Our team also exposed the original brickwork and installed services to reveal industrial style air-conditioning and heating pipes.
Chris Holdsworth, C&PS chief executive, said: “WorkBox were very professional and organised from the outset on the refurbishment of our property at Bennetts Hill.Their initial quotes were clearly well thought through and the works were completed on time with any unforeseen items handled in a practical and helpful manner. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to others or using their services again on other projects.”
WorkBox project manager, Nicki Brotherston, said: “It was great to be working in such a wonderful building with so much history. Seeing the old parquet floors being brought back to life and unearthing the features have kept the Victorian character alive. The whole project was a joy to be involved with and we are all very proud of the overall look and feel of the building.”
Charlotte Fullard, senior surveyor at LSH Birmingham, who commissioned the refurbishment, said the office is well located and is attracting a great deal of interest. She said: “It offers high-quality specification, combining modern space with character features and plenty of natural light.“
She added the work breaks the mould of typical corporate office space in the city centre. She said: “Areas of exposed brickwork and original parquet floors, which combined with the original sash windows, makes for great character offices.”